I've been a busy gal this week. First of all I had joined the Crochet/Knitting swap organised by Mel on this blog http://melaniegalloway.info/ last month and the colourful crochet bag below is now up north with my lovely friendly swap partner Pam. The more I blog the more my faith is restored in human nature ..... there maybe some wierdos out there but lovely people like Pam sure make up for that and are definitely in the majority. Pam is a very keen gardener and I thought the bright colours would remind her of colourful flowers in her garden.
The first two photos are bags that I have made this afternoon. It was still hot and sunny round here but I think I've just about had enough of the heat this week so decided to spend an afternoon with the sewing machine. My bloggy friends at Shabby Chic Cafe have been turning into a load of bag ladies this week so I thought if you can't beat them join them! The first is made from a vintage piece of hand embroidered linen and is lined with orange linen. The second is a piece of upholstery fabric in shades of orange, peach and green and is again lined with the orange linen. It was a lovely easy pattern to follow and I am so pleased with the end results.